Awards Season Schedule: Key Dates to Know Leading Up to the 2020 Oscars

The road to the 2020 Academy Awards starts…now?!

It’s never too early to start talking Oscars — especially now that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has bumped up their ceremony’s date, resulting in an overall shortened awards season. Before that, there will be the Golden Globes, the GRAMMYs and BAFTAs and Indie Spirit Awards.

ET’s handy guide to all the awards season dates you’ll need to put on your calendar is here to make sure you don’t miss any of the mile markers as Hollywood celebrates the best in TV, music, movies and more. Below, you’ll find the most important dates categorized by awards show and scroll on to see the full month-by-month list. And with the Academy Awards race in full swing, be sure to also check out our 2020 Oscar predictions.

The Golden Globes

Nominations announced: Monday, Dec. 9
Ceremony: Sunday, Jan. 5

Where: The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California
Host: Ricky Gervais. “Once again, they’ve made me an offer I can’t refuse,” the now five-time host said in a statement. “But this is the very last time I’m doing this, which could make for a fun evening.”
Watch on: NBC


Nominations announced: Wednesday, Nov. 20
Ceremony: Sunday, Jan. 26

Where: Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
Host: TBA
Watch on: CBS

The Oscars

Nominations announced: Monday, Jan. 13 (with the nominees luncheon to follow on Jan. 27)
Ceremony: Sunday, Feb. 9

Where: Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California
Host: TBA
Watch on: ABC

And here is every other awards season date to come, presented chronologically:


Dec. 2: Gotham Awards 
Dec. 3: National Board of Review honorees announced
Dec. 9: Golden Globe nominations announced
Dec. 9: Art Directors Guild Award nominations announced
Dec. 10: Costume Designers Guild Award nominations announced
Dec. 11: SAG Award nominations announced
Dec. 11: American Cinema Editors Eddie nominations announced


Jan. 2: Oscar nominations voting opens
Jan. 3: American Society of Cinematographers Awards nominations announced
Jan. 5: Golden Globes 
Jan. 6: Writers Guild of America Award nominations announced
Jan. 7: Oscar nominations voting closes
Jan. 7: DGA Award nominations announced
Jan. 7: PGA Awards nominations announced
Jan. 12: Critics Choice Awards 
Jan. 13: Oscar nominations announced
Jan. 17: American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards
Jan. 18: PGA Awards 
Jan. 19: SAG Awards
Jan. 25: DGA Awards
Jan. 25: American Society of Cinematographers Awards
Jan. 26: GRAMMY Awards 
Jan. 27: Oscar nominees luncheon
Jan. 28: Costume Designers Guild Awards 
Jan. 30: Final Oscar voting opens


Feb. 1: Art Directors Guild Awards
Feb. 1: WGA Awards 
Feb. 2: BAFTA Awards 
Feb. 4: Final Oscar voting closes
Feb. 8: Film Independent Spirit Awards 
Feb. 9: Oscars


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